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Green Chile Cheese Puffs Recipe

Green Chile Cheese Puffs              

Makes about 2 cups spread, enough for two baking sheets or more of "Puffs"
Tortilla chips or thinly sliced sourdough baguette
One 7-oz. can diced roasted green chiles
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 finely chopped green onions (about 1/2 cup, white and green sections both)
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
dash or two Green Tabasco (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with foil for easy clean up. Arrange tortilla chips or baguette slices in single layer on foil-lined sheets. Combine remaining ingredients except for pepper. Spread thinly on chips or sliced baguette. Top with coarsely ground fresh pepper. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until bubbly, rearranging baking sheets for even cooking halfway through. (Check early to make sure the chips aren't browning too fast.)

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